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LIVESTREAM PERFORMANCE

 

TICKETS ON SALE
April 26, 2021

Go to the Ticket Buy Page for the IPBAcademy's Spring Recital production of The Little Mermaid

Saturday June 5, 2021
3:00pm

 
 


Our Annual Spring Recital
this year presents highlights from a
Modern Classic Story Ballet
performed entirely by students


Adaptations of classics such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Coppelia, and The Little Mermaid are usually fully staged with beautiful scenery and costumes, and are presented at the magnificent Bridges Auditorium in Claremont.

This year, due to COVID-19 limitations, the Spring Recital will be livestreamed from the IPBA Studios.

Choreography
Eric Skinner
and
Daniel Kirk

Music
Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Anton Dvorak, Leos Janacek

Sound Design
Scott Frasier

Libretto
Daniel Kirk

Scenic Design
Nancy Seruto

Costume Design
Craig Shepard
and
Jeanne Nolden

Hans Christian Andersen was the first
Danish author to emerge from the lowest class.
He enjoyed fame as a novelist, dramatist, and poet,
but his fairy tales are his greatest contribution
to world literature.

All Levels in the Academy participate in this delightful event — from 3-year-old Pre-Ballet students through the upper division's most advanced dancers, and the show often includes upwards of 150 dancers. Many audience members enjoy attending each year to watch young talent develop and grow up through the Academy ranks. The majority of Inland Pacific Ballet's professional Company Dancers grew up through the Academy and gained valuable performing experience dancing in the Academy Recitals where dancers can cut their teeth on roles that groom them for the challenges they will face as professionals.

There are many "firsts" for the students each year — it can be their first time on stage, first time wearing a tutu, first time performing on pointe, dancing a solo or dancing a principal role. Mostly it is a joyful celebration of all of the hard work and dedication the students — and families — have accomplished throughout the year and a chance for the Academy students to shine and share their art with family, friends and the community.